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EDM Challenge #110: Draw a Flame


I adore candles and all varieties of candle holders, but now limit myself to using only closed varieties, i.e. globes of some kind, because of fire hazards.  My painting of the flame needs lots more work - I should have made it bigger and just concentrated on the wonderful colors that I saw.  However, I love this Dutch brass candle holder that we bought on the Rokin in Amsterdam in 1989.  The antique brass shop had/has been in the family for well over 100 years and was then managed by a father and son named Hart  This piece is estimated to be from ca 1770 and sits in a prominent position in our apartment for my constant enjoyment.


I love your loose style and the colors you use in your work.


This is really lovely. I love the colours you use - they are so subtle, and always work so well. I've really enjoyed looking through your blog - I'm off to London on Friday and your drawings and posts have got me excited.

I like this, it came out really well!

I like your candle, Shirley and you candle holder really looks like shiny brass.
Well done!

What a wonderful candle holder. I see why you love it. You did the brass SO realistically. Lovely painting.

no, I don't think the flame is too small. This is wonderful, from your beautiful, gentle wash to the shine on the candle holder. Great job!

I like this. You really caught the shine of the brass holder.

This is beautiful Shirley - I love your candle holder and you've done a wonderful job on the flame - not an easy thing to do in watercolor!

I absolutely love this, Shirley. Such nice clean lines and it's delicate and beautiful.

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